Who needs chocolates and roses when you can have your own worry monster?
These were the gifts parents and guardians made for their children in the Expressive Arts program, as they explored the theme of worries and Valentine’s through therapeutic crafts. The adults enjoyed that they could easily be crafty and creative, and even the older children found their worry monsters adorable.
The child can tell the monster any of his/her worries, so that the monster holds or takes care of the worry for them. It gives the child a chance to voice his/her worry, step away from the worry, and know that the worry has been “held” somewhere, if they need to come back to it at a later time.